White Jacket

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $950.00

Quantity: 1 available


Beautiful copy of the First edition and second state of White Jacket. All points are correct for the second state including the "T" signature on page 433 and the correct "Q" signature on page 361. This copy has been expertly rebacked and the spine color matches the binding color beautifully. There is gold stamping on the spine and the boards are blindstamped in a very intricate and fine design with very litle evidence of rubbing. This is BAL 13662. The textblock is quite clean with sporadic foxing and of course, there is some toning from age. I have had my bookbinder create a custom slipcase to protect this Antiquarian treasure. It is in Brown bookcloth and the opening is trimmed in a deep chocolate leather. The volume makes a fine presentation. The binding is very tight but for a slight separation between the pastedown and the Ffep. It could easily be repaired with a touch of glue. It was the last book he wrote prior to his masterpiece Moby Dick and the novel is approachable and brilliant. We are pleased to send pictures on request.

Title: White Jacket

Author Name: Melville, Herman

Categories: Antiquarian and Classic,

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1850

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 002227